Script Lining Toolkit
We’ve been hard at work on a dedicated script lining toolkit that easily tracks coverage and manages slates. We’ve heard from many script supervisors about how important this tool is, and have seen many creative solutions that use existing tools while this feature is in development.
We know we promised some folks that this tool was going to be entering beta in the Fall, but for a few reasons, that didn’t quite pan out. Here’s why.
It’s being built from scratch. This feature is not built on top of any existing library, and will become a new window and set of toolbars all on its own.
It needs to work with Note Transfer. If you line it… you’ll need to transfer it! The lining notes will likely exist in a layer all on their own, and we’ll need them to play nicely with the transfer algorithm. In reality this is kind of hard to do, so it’s going to take some more time.
We took on a large custom development project. In bringing Scriptation to one of the longest running television shows in the world, we took on several weeks of a custom development project. Honestly, this pulled resources away from the Lining Tools project, and before we knew it, we were knee deep in 4.0.
Lookout for Lining Tools to be released in 4.1 or 4.2 later this year!